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Gary Tyler

Gary Tyler is out today but had to admit (allege) guilt as part of the arrangement. Do people actually believe this plea or did they just want to create him as a permanent felon? It occurs to me that it means he can never sue for wrongful incarceration. This may have been the reason.

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Byung-Chul Han

Solo las diferencias que se pueden consumir están permitidas. No se puede amar al otro al que le han quitado la alteridad, sino solo consumirlo. Quizá sea por eso por lo que hoy crece el interés por el apocalipsis. Uno siente el infierno de la igualdad y quiere escapar de él.

That is from an article in ABC, a newspaper not of our stripe, but the piece is interesting.

I would like to read Byung-Chul Han. Here are some excerpts from The Burnout Society and The Transparency Society.

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Jill Stein

I have decided to vote third party if Hillary Clinton is the candidate. Louisiana will vote Trump in any case, and my vote will not make a difference to that; if I thought it would I would vote Clinton for Roe v. Wade and some related things.

But her militarism and foreign policy disasters mean that the vote would also sit heavy on my conscience — too heavily, considering that it would do nothing good. And the feeling of being coerced would weigh on me, too.

A third party vote would be a vote of no (or little) confidence in the Democratic Party and I think they need to receive this message. This is going to be my eleventh Presidential election and I have voted third party at least three times, perhaps more. I am just not a Democrat, even though I register that way faute de mieux and vote that way sometimes.

Here, meanwhile, is a very interesting post on how Clinton will win because she is a Christian. I keep thinking that the Hillary-firsters have got to be more comfortable than I am with this.

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Le futur

It appears that for 19 years Louisiana has sought exemptions from Federal rules requiring recipients of food assistance to work or receive job training. The reason for this is that the said recipients are unemployed due to lack of work, not lack of training or lack of effort to find jobs. And the state does not have work for them to do or training for them to undertake, or even community service projects in their area.

I am against community service as payment for food assistance. It resembles slavery, and I strongly suspect this is why some legislators also have scruples about it. I think the state needs to create jobs, and not wait for the oil and gas industry to have them again. There is plenty of work to be done, if major projects are funded. This, of course, goes utterly against the grain of Jindalism.

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Un photo de 1950

RobertDuncan

In my parents’ books I find things from very long ago. Here my father is smoking with Robert Duncan at Sutro Baths in San Francisco.

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Raritan

The park today was so full of people and ducks and children between the ages of one and two (I am convinced that these people are the fairies).

I discovered that we have electronic access to at least some parts of Raritan, arguably my favorite journal. I should drop the New Yorker, perhaps, and subscribe to Raritan.

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Stranger than fiction

I met someone last night who would have participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion had he not fallen ill that weekend.

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